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2001 South African motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2001 South African motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 20–22 April 2001 at the Phakisa Freeway.

South Africa  2001 South African Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 16 races in the
2001 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Phakisa Freeway - Road course.svg
Date22 April 2001
Official nameGauloises Africa's Grand Prix[1]
LocationPhakisa Freeway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.242 km (2.636 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:34.629
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi
Time 1:35.508 on lap 28
Podium
First Italy Valentino Rossi
Second Italy Loris Capirossi
Third Japan Tohru Ukawa
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Daijiro Kato
Time 1:36.937
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Melandri
Time 1:36.828 on lap 26
Podium
First Japan Daijiro Kato
Second Italy Marco Melandri
Third Japan Tetsuya Harada
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:42.059
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Youichi Ui
Time 1:42.611 on lap 7
Podium
First Japan Youichi Ui
Second San Marino Manuel Poggiali
Third Japan Noboru Ueda

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 46   Valentino Rossi Nastro Azzurro Honda Honda 28 45:03.414 1 25
2 65   Loris Capirossi West Honda Pons Honda 28 +0.660 2 20
3 11   Tohru Ukawa Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +7.530 6 16
4 56   Shinya Nakano Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +8.653 3 13
5 6   Norifumi Abe Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +9.224 7 11
6 28   Àlex Crivillé Repsol YPF Honda Team Honda 28 +13.211 9 10
7 1   Kenny Roberts, Jr. Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +13.305 5 9
8 3   Max Biaggi Marlboro Yamaha Team Yamaha 28 +13.663 8 8
9 4   Alex Barros West Honda Pons Honda 28 +17.357 12 7
10 15   Sete Gibernau Telefónica Movistar Suzuki Suzuki 28 +21.697 11 6
11 17   Jurgen van den Goorbergh Proton Team KR Proton KR 28 +37.649 13 5
12 12   Haruchika Aoki Arie Molenaar Racing Honda 28 +48.587 14 4
13 10   José Luis Cardoso Antena 3 Yamaha d'Antin Yamaha 28 +1:01.110 17 3
14 14   Anthony West Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 28 +1:06.173 19 2
15 8   Chris Walker Shell Advance Honda Honda 28 +1:08.255 16 1
16 19   Olivier Jacque Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28 +1:10.262 15
17 9   Leon Haslam Shell Advance Honda Honda 28 +1:15.130 18
18 16   Johan Stigefelt Sabre Sport Sabre V4 27 +1 lap 20
19 21   Barry Veneman Dee Cee Jeans Racing Team Honda 27 +1 lap 22
20 68   Mark Willis Pulse GP Pulse 27 +1 lap 23
Ret 5   Garry McCoy Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 17 Accident 4
Ret 41   Noriyuki Haga Red Bull Yamaha WCM Yamaha 4 Accident 10
DNS 24   Jason Vincent Pulse GP Pulse 0 Did not start 21
Sources: [2][3][4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 74   Daijiro Kato Honda 26 42:31.371 1 25
2 5   Marco Melandri Aprilia 26 +0.083 3 20
3 31   Tetsuya Harada Aprilia 26 +15.806 2 16
4 15   Roberto Locatelli Aprilia 26 +17.666 4 13
5 10   Fonsi Nieto Aprilia 26 +34.031 5 11
6 99   Jeremy McWilliams Aprilia 26 +34.233 11 10
7 9   Sebastián Porto Yamaha 26 +34.312 8 9
8 44   Roberto Rolfo Aprilia 26 +35.074 12 8
9 8   Naoki Matsudo Yamaha 26 +35.185 13 7
10 66   Alex Hofmann Aprilia 26 +51.599 23 6
11 18   Shahrol Yuzy Yamaha 26 +53.805 19 5
12 50   Sylvain Guintoli Aprilia 26 +54.066 15 4
13 42   David Checa Honda 26 +54.475 16 3
14 12   Klaus Nöhles Aprilia 26 +55.285 17 2
15 6   Alex Debón Aprilia 26 +57.738 10 1
16 20   Jerónimo Vidal Aprilia 26 +1:09.396 9
17 57   Lorenzo Lanzi Aprilia 26 +1:19.289 22
18 19   Julien Allemand Yamaha 26 +1:19.734 21
19 7   Emilio Alzamora Honda 26 +1:20.139 18
20 21   Franco Battaini Aprilia 26 +1:20.329 7
21 23   César Barros Yamaha 25 +1 lap 24
22 55   Diego Giugovaz Yamaha 25 +1 lap 25
23 51   Jonathan van Vuuren Yamaha 25 +1 lap 26
24 98   Katja Poensgen Aprilia 25 +1 lap 28
Ret 81   Randy de Puniet Aprilia 24 Retirement 14
Ret 22   José David de Gea Yamaha 12 Retirement 20
DSQ 26   Iván Silva Honda 12 Black flag 27
Ret 45   Stuart Edwards Honda 9 Retirement 29
Ret 37   Luca Boscoscuro Aprilia 6 Accident 6
Ret 11   Riccardo Chiarello Aprilia 2 Retirement 30
Source: [5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 41   Youichi Ui Derbi 24 41:27.323 1 25
2 54   Manuel Poggiali Gilera 24 +1.288 3 20
3 5   Noboru Ueda TSR-Honda 24 +7.149 2 16
4 23   Gino Borsoi Aprilia 24 +7.365 7 13
5 29   Ángel Nieto Jr. Honda 24 +7.731 5 11
6 21   Arnaud Vincent Honda 24 +7.989 11 10
7 11   Max Sabbatani Aprilia 24 +8.114 16 9
8 17   Steve Jenkner Aprilia 24 +15.140 18 8
9 15   Alex de Angelis Honda 24 +24.741 14 7
10 4   Masao Azuma Honda 24 +30.750 9 6
11 7   Stefano Perugini Italjet 24 +30.833 13 5
12 6   Mirko Giansanti Honda 24 +31.005 17 4
13 26   Dani Pedrosa Honda 24 +31.190 15 3
14 8   Gianluigi Scalvini Italjet 24 +31.818 8 2
15 22   Pablo Nieto Derbi 24 +32.198 12 1
16 25   Joan Olivé Honda 24 +35.977 26
17 19   Alessandro Brannetti Aprilia 24 +36.383 22
18 24   Toni Elías Honda 24 +37.833 6
19 9   Lucio Cecchinello Aprilia 24 +58.806 4
20 34   Eric Bataille Honda 24 +1:01.405 27
21 28   Gábor Talmácsi Honda 24 +1:12.989 24
22 39   Jaroslav Huleš Honda 24 +1:25.036 20
23 10   Jarno Müller Honda 23 +1 lap 19
24 12   Raúl Jara Aprilia 23 +1 lap 29
Ret 14   Philipp Hafeneger Honda 13 Retirement 28
Ret 27   Marco Petrini Honda 11 Accident 25
Ret 20   Gaspare Caffiero Aprilia 9 Accident 10
Ret 31   Ángel Rodríguez Aprilia 8 Retirement 21
Ret 18   Jakub Smrž Honda 0 Accident 23
DNS 16   Simone Sanna Aprilia Did not start
DNQ 58   Jason Wessels Aprilia Did not qualify
Source: [6]

Championship standings after the race (500cc)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round two has concluded.[7]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 South African MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 South African MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Gauloises Africa's Grand Prix – 500cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. 22 April 2001. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · · 500cc Race Classification 2001". Motogp.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Gauloises Africa's Grand Prix – 250cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. 22 April 2001. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Gauloises Africa's Grand Prix – 125cc – Race Classification" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 22 April 2001. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2001. Retrieved 21 August 2019.


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